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Authorities seize drugs during search warrant on residence




FOSTORIA, OH — On Thursday, March 22nd, 2018, the Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit, along with additional Deputies from the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and Officers/Agents from the Fostoria Police Department & Ohio Attorney General’s Office, BCI – Narcotics Division executed a drug related search warrant on a residence located at 616 N. Union Street, Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio (That being the residence of Cinnamon Barchus, 21 YOA), subsequent to a traffic stop executed on Barchus’s vehicle.

The warrant signed by Judge Steve Shuff of the Seneca County Common Pleas Court unveiled US Currency, Prescription Pills, Drug Paraphernalia & Criminal Tools.

Cinnamon Barchus (left)

The Fostoria Police Department’s SWAT Team was utilized to execute the search warrant safely & effectively on the residence. Fostoria Police Department’s canine unit was also utilized during the execution of the search warrant. 

Charges of Possession of RX Pills, Permitting Drug Abuse & Possession of Criminal Tools are all pending on Barchus & several subjects (Demond Rashad Dunnaway, Detroit, MI & Gantay Anthony Reynolds, Detroit, MI) who were connected to the residence. Charges are pending upon the conclusion of the entire drug investigation & the return of the lab analysis of the substances discovered inside the residence at the time of the execution of the search warrant.

“The collaboration of agencies involved in this entire investigation was instrumental in the success of this operation. I am pleased to see our local drug unit continuing to utilize all of the resources with our area Law Enforcement Agencies to combat against drugs in our communities.”……Sheriff William E. Eckelberry, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said.

“The Task Force received information of drug activity involving RX pills involving this residence and based on this information they were able to take immediate action. As you can see with today’s operation involving multiple agencies, teamwork is essential to ensure our communities are safe.”……Chief Keith Loreno, Fostoria Police Department said. 

I would like to encourage citizens to continue to report suspicious activity to their local agencies or the Seneca County Drug Task Force – METRICH Enforcement Unit Crime Hotline at 1-877-446-Drug (Local #443-0463). 

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